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APICS Inland Empire Recognizes Contributions and Volunteerism

The Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium focused on identifying potential supply chain threats and disruptions sharing with attendees from supply chain, manufacturing, logistics and distribution how to proactively deal with these pivotal changes.

CLAREMONT, Calif., June 8, 2017 — The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS,  the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, challenged attendees to raise the bar and proactively strategize on how to prepare for and react to disruptive innovations in logistics with its expert panel presentation and discussion at its Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium: Disruptive Innovations in Logistics held May 6 in Corona, Calif. In addition to expert presentations, stimulating dialog and industry networking, the APICS-IE chapter also recognized individuals and companies for their contributions to the association and improving the members’ value and knowledge base. Eight awards were given in appreciation of outstanding leadership and partnership – outstanding board leaders, Kate Loin Baron and Helen Arambulo; outstanding instructor, Kevin Manning, outstanding business leader advocates, CJ Nord and Kash Gokli; outstanding partners, Classic Elegance Video, Photo & Media Transfers and CMS Circuit Solutions and outstanding association partner, Distribution Management Association.

“This year’s Symposium challenged our attendees to think strategically about the end-to-end supply chain and disruptive innovations that are coming down the pike,” says Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.  “I was also very pleased to recognize those who have contributed greatly to APICS-IE’s success in providing value to the manufacturing, distribution and transportation communities. These events are packed with value for students, professionals and executives and require a lot of pre-planning, organization and coordination to pull off successfully, and we could not have done this without our board and volunteers.”

Award recipients pay it forward helping area companies stay current and gain access to education and resources to improve business performance and career success through all the outreach services APICS-IE provides. Susan Brunasso of Classic Elegance Video, Photo & Media Transfers is a familiar face photographing and videoing other faces at all of the APICS-IE events.  “Capturing and preserving, both enlightening and informative events has been an awesome educational privilege,” explains Brunasso. “It has been an educational and informative privileged to be of service to APICS-IE for over ten years.”

Manufacturing students are always well-represented at APICS-IE chapter meetings and events thanks to Kash Gokli, Professor of Manufacturing Practice at Harvey Mudd College. “I am honored to be associated with this vibrant APICS IE chapter,” says Gokli. “They have given to me so many opportunities to contribute, network, and learn. My students have benefited in so many ways including participating in the Student Case Competition.”

Cheryle L.  Steddom, CPA, CFO and owner of CMS Circuit Solutions adds, “The APICS-IE chapter continually provides our company, and its employees, with education and information that is not only current but relevant to our business and business partners.  We are a better company because of our association with you.”

Fellow board members Helen Arambulo and Kate Loin-Barron feel they get more from their involvement with APICS-IE than what they put in. “I really like that I can continually learn and improve myself while helping others through the APICS-IE chapter,” explains Arambulo. 

“I also feel gratitude for all the sharing and elevating of our profession with events like the Symposium, ongoing education and tours,” says Loin-Barron. “We also help students learn the business by involving them in the same activities chapter members enjoy.”

Kevin Manning, APICS-IE Director and Supply Chain Category Manager for Southern California Edison states, “I am honored to be recognized as the outstanding instructor. Being an APICS instructor has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people, and it is very rewarding to be able to teach others valuable skillsets such as CPIM. I would like to thank my mentors Phil Elhai and Sue Franks and all the people who helped me become an effective instructor, thank you!” 

California Faucets’ Supply Chain Manager and former president of ISM-LA C.J. Nord also appreciates this high performing chapter, stating, “The dedication that the APICS IE team shows to our profession is inspiring. ISM is honored to partner with APICS in our common mission to educate supply management professionals because a well-run supply chain supports job creation, and that translates to the financial well-being of families.”

APICS-IE president Lisa Anderson concludes, “A BIG thank you to all of our award winners for their dedication and contributions to our APICS-IE’s success.  Each of these award winners are epitomized with the words leadership, partnership, collaboration and value!”

The APICS-IE Fall Symposium: Trending Technologies for Manufacturing & Distribution Success will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017  at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Fees to attend the event from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. Breakfast buffet is included.

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About APICS

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

The Inland Empire Chapter covers the inland empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles county in addition to San Bernardino and Riverside counties.  The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside, and Temecula.  APICS Inland Empire partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth.






Spring Symposium Recognizes Contributions in Manufacturing

APICS Inland Empire Recognizes Contributions in Manufacturing at Spring Symposium

 

The Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium focused on emerging supply chain trends and acknowledged those emergent leaders contributing to manufacturers, supply chain professionals and distributors to improve their education, lead times, forecasting, data analysis and supplier relationships.

The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS,  the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, motivated attendees with its expert panel presentation and discussion on investigating and predicting supply chain trends at its Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium: Emerging Supply Chain Trends held April 30 in Corona, Calif. In addition to expert presentations, stimulating dialog and industry networking, the APICS-IE also recognized individuals and companies for their contributions to the association and improving member’s knowledge base. Six awards were given in appreciation of outstanding leadership and partnership –  outstanding board leaders, Tony Martinez and Parizad Sethna; outstanding partner, Monster Energy Company; outstanding APICS partner, APICS San Fernando Valley; outstanding instructor, Susan Franks; and business leader advocate,Kusum Kavia.

“This year’s Symposium really engaged attendees to think more strategically about their supply chain,” says Lisa Anderson, President of APICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.  “We also recognized those who have contributed to APICS-IE’s success in providing value to the manufacturing, distribution and transportation communities.”

Award recipients recognize the importance APICS-IE plays in helping area companies stay current, getting access to education and developing human resources. “Riverside County is known for its large manufacturing hub and having the resources that APICS-IE offers is very valuable to our region,” explains business leader advocate award winner Kusum Kavia of Combustion Associates, Inc. “Not only can talent be obtained through APICS-IE, but manufacturers, such as my company CAI, can send their employees for training to this organization. APICS provides value-added supply chain support including research and educational tools that is critical to all manufacturers.”

At the core of APICS-IE principles is education and training of its members to help them better perform on the job for career and company success. Through its support of Student Case competitions, webinars and training, APICS-IE continues to be the destination for skills development, certification and training. Acknowledged as outstanding instructor HourGlass Consulting’s Susan Franks, CPIM, CSCP, Instructor Training, and AIS Master Instructor states,  “It is always great to be asked to work with this dynamic chapter and be a part of a strong instructor team.  This symposium was one of the best – focused on key issues facing today’s global supply chains with great speakers, on target with their comments, and very informative.”

VP Special Projects for APICS-IE Tony Martinez, CPIM, CIRM, was valued for all the contributions he makes as a board member. “This was unexpected, but I want to thank you for the opportunity to work with such a great group of people. The combination of teaching aspiring operations/supply chain practitioners through CPIM and Principles classes, and supporting students in Operations/Logistics majors at local Colleges through scholarships, and the Student Case Competition, is a very satisfying use of my operations/supply chain experience.”

Partnerships are extremely important and many of the APICS chapters work together to leverage resources and provide expanded opportunities to its membership base. Thornburg Consulting’s Michael Thornburg, MBA, CPIM President, APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter, accepted the outstanding APICS partner award on behalf of his chapter. “I am honored to receive this award on behalf of APICS-San Fernando Valley.  This award is an outstanding example of what we strive for, namely Developing Professionals.  Being recognized by the professional community is an unexpected and greatly appreciated surprise for all of us at APICS-San Fernando Valley.  I am looking forward to future partnering opportunities with APICS-Inland Empire.”

Expert panelists included Dr. Chris Gopal, Senior Fellow at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and Executive Director of the Drucker Center for Supply Chain & Logistics, Brian Reed, VP of Transportation & Customer Service Niagara Bottling, Roy Paulson, President, Paulson Manufacturing, and C.J. Nord, ISM Committee Chairperson for the Port of Long Beach Working Groups, and Supply Chain Manager, California Faucets shared data and trends and how companies should be forward thinking and respond to slow moving stock, supplier reliability, lead times and forecasting. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions, network and benchmark with area companies and build contacts within the manufacturing and distribution community to also help them build their career.

The APICS-IE Fall Symposium: Navigating Global Supply Chain will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at theEagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Fees to attend the event from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. Breakfast buffet is included.

 

 






FOCUS AT SPRING SYMPOSIUM – SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS

Responding to Emerging Supply Chain Trends Is the Focus of the APICS-IE April 30 Symposium
Claremont , CA
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Supply chain is vital to the survival and growth of businesses as many future trends will impact how supply chains are managed, designed and operated. APICS-IE has assembled a panel of experts for a discussion on emerging supply chain trends on Saturday, April 30 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif., to help manufacturing, distribution and logistics attendees to anticipate any disruptions and opportunities.

The Inland Empire Chapter of APICS, the leading association for supply chain and operations professionals, is driving the discussion on emerging supply chain trends and how to react to them in the Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium: Emerging Supply Chain Trends on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Expert panelists include Dr. Chris Gopal, Senior Fellow at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and Executive Director of the Drucker Center for Supply Chain & Logistics, Craig Young, VP of Manufacturing Niagara Bottling,Roy Paulson, President, Paulson Manufacturing, and C.J. Nord, Chairperson of the Institute of Supply Management, Policy & Steering Committee Member of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Supply Chain Manager atCalifornia Faucets.

Attendees will also be able to ask questions on supply chain data and trends, and also how companies should be forward thinking and respond to slow moving stock, supplier reliability, lead times and forecasting.  Networking and benchmarking with area companies and partners will not only build contacts within the manufacturing and distribution community but will also help build career success.

“Being forward-thinking and collaborative is cornerstone to supply chain success,” explains Lisa Anderson, President ofAPICS-IE and LMA Consulting Group.  “This is why we are excited to be hosting and facilitating a panel of top supply chain experts to discuss emerging trends. Armed with these supply chain trends and related implications, our attendees will not only walk away with ideas of how to prepare for these supply chain disruptions but they also will gain ideas and contacts for how to thrive in this environment. Our partners also play a critical role in enabling these benefits to occur.”

Sponsor partners this year include Arbela Technologies, Brandman University, and the Manufacturing Executive Instituteproviding additional value to attendees during the Symposium. Besides their support of the event, they are also resources to help attendees react to emerging supply chain trends.

“Many organizations are faced with the same common problems that include increasingly complex global markets, labor issues and major economic fluctuations,” said Amir Khoshniyati, Marketing and Sales Lead at Arbela Technologies. “As a result, supply chain managers are looking for the proper ERP solutions that can help meet these challenges in addition to having more efficient people and processes, a better handle on costs, happier customers and ultimately greater profits.”

Brandman University is a new sponsor that can help attendees address training needs. “With a mutual passion for continued learning, education, and innovation in supply chain, Brandman University is proud to participate in this year’s annual symposium,” Nick Lacy, Director National Relations.  “We look forward to devoted professionals from across the Inland Empire gathering together with the unique opportunity to be challenged, motivated, and enlightened with emerging supply chain trends.”

Long-term, platinum sponsor Manufacturing Executive Institute actively promotes attendance at the Symposium. “We feel that our manufacturing and distribution members benefit greatly from attending the APCIS-IE Symposium especially with topics like emerging supply chain trends,” states Maggie Watson, Manufacturing Executive Institute.  “The opportunity to hear from experts and gain actionable ideas that attendees can take back to their workplaces is of great benefit.”

The APICS-IE Spring Executive Panel & Networking Symposium, Emerging Supply Chain Trends will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Doors open at 8:00 AM and fees to attend are $15 for members, $25 for non-members and students are free. Breakfast buffet is included. Register here or cut and paste this link into your browser:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ec9kly6bbcbf5469&llr=pd7pgykab#

About APICS

APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 43,000 members and more than 300 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

The Inland Empire Chapter covers the inland empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles County in addition to San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside, and Temecula. APICS Inland Empire partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association), neighboring APICS chapters, industry leaders and government officials in support of furthering the region’s workforce development and growth.

Lisa Anderson
President
LMA Consulting Group, Inc.
Claremont, CA
909-630-3943






C.J. Nord to Share the Latest in Supply Chain Trends at April 30 Symposium

C. J. Norc31f99e0-5ba8-4c86-bfbc-5392a10e017fd, Chairperson of the Institute of Supply Management, Policy & Steering Committee Member of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Supply Chain Manager at California Faucets joins APICS-IE Spring Symposium with insights on supply chain trends. 

Join us as C. J. brings us the latest in supply chain trends including ocean transportation challenges, and shares her knowledge in changing International trade and education in supply chain to fit these new trends.